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Geek Love Audiobook

Geek Love

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Publisher's Summary

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al's careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies "special". As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring-side seat, her family's incredible drama erupts and spills over into the "normal" world.

Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore's vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn's evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something of ourselves in these exotic characters.

©1998 Katherine Dunn; (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-31-11
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 01-31-11 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "sad.."

    great story.. it was hard to follow at time but only cause im slow.. got hooked and stuck it out.. good ending.. great book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 04-26-10
    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 04-26-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing story but not gripping"

    This book took me forever to finish. It was an incredibly different, and strange, book but it definitely dragged on in spots for me. Frequent time/plot changes didn't help. You'd get involved in the story of the main character's adult life issues with her daughter, and then it would go back to her childhood for hours, so hard to stay involved at times and tough to keep characters straight. However, very thought-provoking and a different way to look at life, but full of a lot of characters who were 'ugly' inside so at times hard to feel a lot of sympathy. Overall, I'm glad I listened to it, but I didn't feel good at the end.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    cheryl las vegas, NV, United States 03-02-11
    cheryl las vegas, NV, United States 03-02-11
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    "Fun, Weird, and Original."

    Definitely worth the credit, very original. Tired of yet another zombie,werewolf, vampire book I was looking for something original. It is a fantasy twist with wit and heart. The protagonist is pathetic but lovable. The story entertaining and twisty. I enjoyed it. However a warning for the tender eared, a few moments of foul language and crudity are sprinkled in.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "3.5 hours in..."

    and there is not a plot in sight. I may give it another 30 mins or so, but at this point, not great. bored

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    sarah 08-12-16
    sarah 08-12-16

    all books horror. especially zombie

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    "wow Not what I expected"

    couldn't recommend this book highly enough especially for fans of adult horror. narrator does a fantastic job and the story is riveting

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    Kristin 07-27-16
    Kristin 07-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Seriously you need this!"
    If you could sum up Geek Love in three words, what would they be?

    Outrageous, honest, and candid.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chick, he is the perfect ever loving vegetarian. He would rather be in pain than cause it.


    What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is AMAZING! She makes it seem like you are in their world.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried a lot... But it was a good thing.


    Any additional comments?

    There is nothing quite like this book!

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    Amy 05-02-16
    Amy 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unexpected at every turn!"

    What a story this was! Just you thought you knew the characters something unexpected and surprising happens!

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    A. Swinney Washington, DC 03-10-16
    A. Swinney Washington, DC 03-10-16 Member Since 2016

    Addawn

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    "One of a kind"

    As disturbing as this book was I loved (some of ) the characters. The book is so well written and I would highly recommend it.

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    Stantonizer 03-02-16
    Stantonizer 03-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing."

    I am highly recommending this to anyone who loves good characters and can stomach a good amount of gore! Wonderful book. Just wonderful.

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    Claudia 11-20-15
    Claudia 11-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great reader, wonderfully strange story!"

    I have loved this book for years-- the plot, the linguistic gymnastics, the bizarre characters-- but this reader takes it to another level. I love her as the voice of Olympia, which is not easy as she is supposed to be a narrator herself. She also captures the rhythm of carnival life in a way that makes me believe this story was meant to be read.

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